Herman Cain Platform

Herman Cain - Platform

Herman Cain Platform(continued from Herman Cain Beliefs)

The centerpiece of Herman Cain's economic platform is his tax platform. Herman Cain's "999 plan" proposes replacing the IRS code with 9% sales, corporate and personal income taxes.

Herman Cain deserves credit for being the first to propose a tax platform that addresses the need to overhaul the current IRS code, a 3.5 million word monstrosity, complying with which makes us annually devote an estimated 6 billion aggregate hours and flood the IRS phone lines with over 100 million questions, a quarter of which go unresolved.

While catchy, Herman Cain's 999 plan is more simplistic than substantive, shifts the nation's tax burden away from the rich, addresses neither the federal government's budget deficit nor America's national debt nor the fundamental cause of our economic woes (see Christian president).

With respect to his social platform, Herman Cain is against homosexual marriage but also against a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. He is also against reinstituting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in our military.

On abortion, Herman Cain stated that he is pro-life, but also said on a CNN talk show on October 19, 2011 that in cases of rape or incest:

“It ultimately gets down to a choice that that family or that mother has to make... It gets down to that family. And whatever they decide, they decide. I shouldn’t try to tell them what decision to make for such a sensitive decision.”

When pressed, Herman Cain expounded:

“I can have an opinion on an issue without it being a directive on the nation... The government shouldn’t be trying to tell people everything to do, especially when it comes to a social decision that they need to make.”

After an uproar, he has since backtracked from his statements on whether or not abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest. Herman Cain also has declined to sign a pledge to appoint pro-life judges and to defund Planned Parenthood.

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